Medang Kemangi

B62 / B85 / B145

Common Name
Medang Kemangi
Scientific Name
Cinnamomum porrectum
Growth Form and Foliage
  • It is a medium size to large tree up to 45 m tall.
  • The bole is straight, cylindrical and up to 105 cm in diameter, sometimes buttressed.
  • Stipules absent. Leaves alternate, simple, penni- to tripli-veined, glabrous.
Flowers ±4 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in panicles.
Fruits ±10 mm diameter, green-grey, fleshy drupe placed on slightly swollen flower base.
This species occurs commonly in lowlands to montane forests, on both fertile and poor soils, usually in well drained areas.
Ethnobotanical features
  • Essential oils are obtained by steam distillation.
  • The wood is used for general construction while Safrol, a scent for soaps is extracted from the wood.
  • The bark is used in flavouring food.

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